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P'kula school bus mishap: driver held

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Panchkula, September 13, 2013
First Published: 22:10 IST(13/9/2013) | Last Updated: 22:11 IST(13/9/2013)

The driver of the ill-fated school bus, which met with an accident on the Mallah road on Thursday, was finally arrested from Pinjore on Friday.

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The driver, Sher Singh, who had escaped from the government hospital, Pinjore, where he was admitted, would now be produced before a local court on Saturday, inspector Raj Kumar, Pinjore police station SHO said.

"We have booked him for rash driving and causing death due to negligence," he said adding that Anny, a school nurse, who was travelling in the same bus, when it met with an accident, is the complainant in this case.

"The bus was in full speed, when while negotiating a blind curve it overturned on the Mallah road. There are versions, however, that it was trying to save an auto rickshaw," the SHO said.

The bus hit the divider and overturned, following which an 11-year-old student Manav Garg got crushed under it after falling out. The incident took place at around 8am.

Sher Singh was also injured in the incident following which he was admitted to a government hospital in Pinjore, but he escaped after that. 

Challans issued against violations

Year               Challans in Pkl
2010                   326
2011                  1,865
2012                  1,469

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